Blog Posts in July, 2019

  • Hate Crimes in Massachusetts

    A hate crime is a criminal offense against an individual or group that is motivated by bias or prejudice against a particular race or social group. In other words, you can be charged with a hate crime if your criminal target someone else because of their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. Massachusetts law addresses three types of hate crimes: hate crimes ...
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  • What is the Age of Consent in Massachusetts?

    The age of consent is the age when a person can consent to sexual intercourse and sexual contact with another individual over 21 years old. In Massachusetts, the age of consent is 16 years old. This means minors aged 15 or younger in the state cannot legally consent to sexual activity. In addition, there is an older law that exists the states 18 years old is an age of consent. However, this only ...
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